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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 16th, 2021


Stacy Smallwood Baird, 48, Dawsonville
Stacy Smallwood Baird, age 48, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Friday, May 16, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Evelyn Buice Smallwood.  She is s ...


Eleanor Beard Martin, 79, Buford
Eleanor Beard Martin was born on November 11, 1941 and passed away on May 16, 2021. She was preceded in death by husband, Claud Martin; her parents, W. R. “Bill” and Do ...


Melinda Burrell Lassiter, 82, Cornelia
  Melinda Burrell Lassiter, age 82, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Whit ...
Ruth Maynard Smith, 80, Cornelia
Ruth Maynard Smith, age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Mrs. Smith was born on March 6, 1941 in Raleigh, North Carolina to the late Herbert Maynard ...


Dorothy (Dot) Loreese Hartsfield, 80, Flowery Branch
Dorothy (Dot) Loreese Davis Hartsfield, age 80, of Flowery Branch, Georgia formerly of Atlanta, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021 surrounded by her loving family and friends ...
William E. (Billy) Hicks, 80, Gainesville
  Mr. William E. (Billy) Hicks, age 80 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 16, 2021.       He was born August 4, 1940 in ...
Shirley Ann Martin, 53, Gainesville
Shirley Ann Martin, age 53, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,, 706-654-0966.
Stoney E. Vaughn, 57, Flowery Branch
Mr. Stoney E. Vaughn, 57, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021 following an extended illness. Born on January 12, 1964 in Lawrenceville, he was the son of Eugene W ...


Robert Lee Akin Sr., 80, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Robert Lee Akin Sr., age 80, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Mr. Akin was bor ...
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died
Eloise R. Gilmer dead at 97
Eloise R. Gilmer of Gainesville passed away at the age of 97 Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.